This week’s attack on Saudi oil facilities appears to be the latest effort by Iran to escalate tensions in the Persian Gulf to push back on the US ‘maximum pressure’ sanctions campaign. Pavel Golovkin/EPA By Ben Rich This week’s strikes on...
By Goth Mohamed Goth Republic of Somaliland strongly condemns the terrible attack on critical energy infrastructure in Abqaiq and Khurais. The government of Somaliland and people stand in full solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, said in a press statement...
Smoke billowing after a fire at a Saudi Aramco factory in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday. PHOTO: VIDEOS OBTAINED BY REUTERS/REUTERS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for coordinated strikes on the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry, saying...
Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has died, according to reports. He was 95. According to ZimLive, the news was confirmed by two sources. He reportedly died in a hospital in Singapore on Friday Morning. According to The Mirror, Human Rights Watch Southern African director...
By Julian Lee THE CAPTURE of the Stena Impero shows just how easy it is for Iran to hamper shipping through the Strait of Hormuz. At the moment, this is a particularly British problem, but were it to widen, the implication for oil...
NIAMEY - African leaders launched a continental free-trade zone on Sunday that if successful would unite 1.3 billion people, create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc and usher in a new era of development. After four years of talks, an agreement...
For a period of time between 1986 and the early 2000s Uganda was considered to be a country committed to democratic reform. But in recent years the democratic space has shrunk dramatically. In a recently published journal article I argue that two...
The leaders spoke during a high-level presidential dialogue on day two of the African Development Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 12, 2019/ -- Leaders from four African countries on Wednesday shared their vision for an integrated and...
The African Union (AU) suspended Sudan on Thursday, demanding a "civilian-led transitional authority" to resolve an entrenched and bloody crisis. Calls for the AU to take action had mounted after Monday's crackdown on protesters who had camped outside army headquarters...
On June 5, a group of at least five police officers punched and kicked Bartels, a reporter with the privately owned Nigeria Info radio station, beat him on the knees with pieces of wood, and arrested him for filming...

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